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Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s national, arm’s-length arts funding agency. Their main areas of activity provide funding to individual professional artists and arts organisations through a peer assessment process; award fellowships and prizes to some 200 artists and scholars and also award research, communications and arts promotion activities that further their mandate to support, promote and celebrate the arts.

The Canada Council London residency is one of six international residencies opportunities made available to Canadian visual artists through the Canada Council for the Arts’ International Residencies Program in the Visual Arts.

The residency is located in Bow Quarter, Bow. This area also houses Acme international residencies from Quebec, Australia, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland, providing the selected artist with the opportunity to make links with other international artists, as we as engage with East London’s thriving artist communities.

Acme International Residencies Programme will begin hosting this residency in September 2012. 


Current Artist: Romeo Gongora

Applications and selection are dealt with directly by Canada Council for the Arts. For further information and application details see

Bow Quarter home of the Canada Council for the Arts residency. Photo: Acme Studios (2012)

Bow Quarter home of the Canada Council for the Arts residency. Photo: Acme Studios (2012)


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Between 1996 and 2012 Acme received £3.2m of capital funding from Arts Council England which supported the creation of six permanent affordable studios in London: Copperfield Road, Fire Station, Galleria, Harrow Road, Leven Road and Matchmakers Wharf. This resulted in 186 studios and 12 work/live units in four London boroughs.